The week in The Day
Patrick Orange of Colchester uses his metal detector at Ocean Beach Park in New London at sunset Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. Orange said that the shifting sand due to Hurricane Sandy last week has brought more metal items to the surface making it easier for him to find several coins and some costume jewelry Thursday.
The crew of the Mystic Whaler unbends the sails for winter storage aboard the schooner at Custom House Pier in New London Friday Nov. 9, 2012. The crew of the Whaler is looking for a winter home for the boat after piers at the 110 foot schooner's normal winter port at Captain's Cove in Bridgeport were destroyed in Superstorm Sandy.
Two attendees collaborate on a photo as comedian Vicki Lawrence gives the keynote address at L&M's Well-Healed Woman Conference Sunday, November 4, 2012 at the Mystic Marriott.
Montville's Zachary Foley (8) leaps into the arms of teammates Jeff Tryon and Connor Leeman as Matthew Staehle (2) and Joshua Handler (4) race to join the celebration of Foley's deciding goal during penalty kicks against Waterford in ECC boys soccer tournament semi-final action Monday, November 5, 2012. Montville advanced to Tuesday's championship game with a 5-4 win on penalty kicks.
ESPN Radio's Mike Greenberg, left, and Mike Golic, center, of Mike and Mike in the Morning, interview U. S. Coast Guard Academy Superintendent RADM Sandra Stosz live as the radio show broadcasts live from the Dining Hall of the Academy in New London. The Veteran's Day related event is part of the American Heroes series.
Conn. College's Carly Guiducci (11) dives to make a dig against Middlebury in NESCAC volleyball tournament championship action Sunday, November 4, 2012 at Luce Field House. The 2nd seeded Panters defeated the top seeded Camels 3-0.
Congressman Joe Courtney celebrates with his supporters at the Holiday Inn in Norwich after winning his 4th term in the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday Nov. 6, 2012.
Republican candidate for the 19th Senate district Chris Coutu talks with his friends and staff as he receives polling results on election night Tuesday Nov. 6, 2012 at the Harp & Dragon Pub in downtown Norwich.
Linda McMahon greets A.J. Bernardo, 13, center, and Ajay Ramirez, 15, after her concession speech to a crowd gathered Tuesday night, November 6, 2012 at the Hilton in Stamford.
U.S. Senatorial Democratic candidate Chris Murphy hugs his wife Catherine as he announces his victory at the Hartford Hilton in Hartford, Conn., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.
Construction crews with Pinder Construction of Clinton place jersey barriers along the East Shore Ave. waterfront in Groton Long Point Wednesday Nov. 7, 2012 to reinforce the seawall that was damaged by Superstorm Sandy last week. The barriers are an effort to stem possible effects from the Nor'easter bearing down on Connecticut Wednesday afternoon.
Voters cast their ballots at Bishop School in Norwich Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.
Sierra Young, right, 6, of Salem, visits with Iva Thomas, dressed as Mrs. Santa, during the 67th Annual Jack Frost Bazaar at Niantic Community Church on Saturday, November 10, 2012. Thomas, an East Lyme resident who is a member of the church's congregation, has been playing the role of Mrs. Santa for more than 50 years. Children and adults who visited with Thomas, who will be 90 years old on Dec. 2, received hugs, kisses, stuffed animals, card games, coloring books, and Christmas treats.
Cathy Osten announces her win over Chris Coutu in the State Senate race after finally receiving the final results from the Ledyard Center School polling station during her party at TJ's Cafe in Baltic Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.
Theo Maryeski carries a piece of plastic "ice" across the plywood foundation to be put in place as a crew installs the Rink at Parade Plaza in New London Monday, November 5, 2012. The rink will open Friday, November 9th and be open seven-days a week through early March.
A bench at Waterford Town Beach remains partially covered in sand Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 after Hurricane Sandy hit the beach area last week.
The Ledyard defense tackles New London's Joquin Riley, 6, during the football game Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012.
New London quarterback Ackee Barber, 2, has work done on his injured hip during the football game against Ledyard Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012.
Motoristsin Ledyard Center make their way through snow kicked up by a Nor'easter as it hits Connecticut Wednesday Nov. 7, 2012.
Dr. Cynthia Herron, right, a veterinarian at the Gales Ferry Animal Hospital, carries one of her patients, a dog recovering from surgery who had to be relocated to a different portion of the facility due to a furnace malfunction which caused an odor and setting off alarms Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. Ledyard firefighter Brian Pepin, left, and Ledyard Fire Marshal Jim Mann, center, look on.
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